Preventing Birth Defects
Each January, the United States observes National Birth Defects Prevention Month.
Limiting Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued guidance meant to limit exposure to inorganic arsenic among infants.
New Test to Detect Common Genetic Disorder
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the marketing of the first genetic test to help diagnose Fragile X Syndrome (FXS).
Folic Acid and Pregnancy
Folic acid can help prevent major birth defects called neural tube defects (NTDs). But how much folic acid are you supposed to get?
Understanding Birth Defects
While not all birth defects are preventable, you can take some steps to help reduce the risk to your baby, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Approved: First-of-Its-Kind Device for Scoliosis
A first-of-its-kind device to treat the most common form of scoliosis has gotten the green light from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Children's Dental Health
When do you take your baby to the dentist? When do you start brushing your baby's teeth? What toothpaste should you use?
Three Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy
Whether you are trying to have a baby or just thinking about it, informing yourself is a good first step. Here are three tips to get you started:
Safety Risk for Certain Dietary Supplements
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning statement on certain dietary supplements.
The Truth About Vaccines
Myths about vaccines are widespread. These misconceptions often cause people to skip important, potentially lifesaving vaccines.